April is switcheroo month at the Cultural Gutter, and this year we are once again turning our eyes upwards from our beloved gutter roots to gaze into the distance for a glimpse of art that is widely considered reputable. What I’ve noticed though, as I adjust my binoculars […]
“Maybe you’ve heard that people are mad about Black actors being cast in Lord of the Rings. Or Game of Thrones. Or maybe it was Star Wars. Or perhaps Thor. Wait, maybe it was Titans, or Superman. The Witcher? Or maybe you heard that people are angry that […]
Stephen Colbert plays D&D with Critical Role to benefit Red Nose Day. You can watch here. He has a scar and his hair is mussed… and he brought Narsil and Sting!
Lord of the Rings‘ plot is clarified as a transcript of a bunch of people playing Dungeons and Dragons. “Starts with a long, low-level adventure of just getting out of The Shire and getting the ring to Rivendell. DM originally prepped a low-level hobbit campaign for their roommates […]
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”-Albert Einstein I am an orderly person, but I don’t love order for its own sake. I find beauty and happiness in […]
At the New York Times, Joseph Loconte discusses “How J. R. R. Tolkien found Mordor on the Western Front.”